Shocking Truth About Using CBD Oil in Soap: Is it Safe or a Risky Gamble

What is CBD Oil?

A growing number of people have been turning to CBD oil in soap as a potential health benefit in the last couple of years.

According to recent studies, it has been estimated that a third of all American adults have used CBD at least once in their lifetime.

There have been a lot of positive reviews in recent years about CBD oil, which is a chemical compound extracted from the cannabis plant whose potential is to relieve chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and it is even known to help with acne. CBD oil is a chemical compound derived from cannabis plants.

But did you know that you can also use CBD oil in handmade soap? Furthermore, just because you can use it, should you add it to your ingredients? While there is a lot of praise for CBD oil there are equally more questions over adding this new ingredient to your soap.

This live video podcast discusses some of the issues that are associated with using CBD oil in natural soaps and other bath products by handcrafted artisans.

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Hey everyone, let me make sure that this actually landed because I'm broadcasting from oh it did? Okay, so let me go ahead and share it now. Okay, so if you guys are brand spanking new to me, my name is Zakia and I make my own handcrafted natural soap. I also go by the name of Soap Lady Z in case you were wondering. And that's because I make soap.

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I happen to be a lady and the first letter of my name starts with the letter Z. So this is me up on my soapbox and I'm going to use this as an opportunity to get a little more comfortable with just having some audio going. But then I also have some type of a picture on the screen that I can focus on and actually trying to record this live. So if you read the title it's Spotlight on a very I don't want to say controversial, but listen, if there's problems with it, that makes it controversial. So that controversial oil that we're talking about is cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil.

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And if you're like me and many soap makers, you'll have customers that will come and ask you about something that you've kind of heard about but it's not necessarily in your product line and it starts to pick up traction more and more and more and cannabidiol oil is one of those oils for sure. So if you don't know what it is, it's actually a chemical compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant, also known as marijuana. The difference in that is it's not the same as THC. Look at my hair just growing. It's not the same as THC, which is what causes the high feeling that people get when they use marijuana.

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It's often diluted with coconut oil or hemp oil and it has been gaining a lot of momentum with scientific studies, the health and wellness, the all natural real crowd, and its ability to treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain, anxiety, depression reducing anxiety. So when you hear me saying those kinds of things, if you are a soap maker, you know that pause goes up because we have very strict labeling guidelines when it comes to talking about the benefits of what our products can do. And also there is some problems with the CBD oil in that the DEA has made it very clear under no uncertain terms that cannabidiol oil is illegal. The conflict arises here in the United States, particularly because some states have actually legalized marijuana and what's now occurring is some people are actually making products that contain the CBD oil and those products can be soap. Of course we're talking about it on Live Soap School.

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So of course it would be a soap making product or a soap making ingredient. They're including it in bombs, in lotions, in aromatherapy, all kinds of ways that they are incorporating this ingredient. And for the small hand crafter, the small business owner that can introduce some problems in three distinct areas. One of them we alluded to a little bit earlier in terms of the medical claims, you cannot and if you do, I should finish that sentence. You cannot and you should not make medical claims about what your product does because of the ingredients in there that alter the skin.

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There is a lady named Marie Gail who has a really great book. So if you are someone who is starting out and you're starting to label your products, you don't know how to label them, what to put on them, check out that book. I will leave a link to it here on the blog as well. But that should help you to understand the rules and the guidelines on what it is that you're able to say. Now, in terms of actually using the oil in your soap, you would use it like any other oil because you can replace a certain percentage of either your coconut oil, any of your liquid oils at room temperature.

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You can do a percentage of them as hemp oil and then infuse some CBD in there. And I'm saying you can. But the purpose of this podcast is if you should. Because depending on who your payment processor is or who your merchant account is with, when you go to actually place that product on your website to sell it, you may find that your payment account is shut down and your online store is shut down because of that very clear guidance from the DEA. And then finally, what is now happening for YouTube creators who were creating all of this content about the benefits of CBD oil and all of that, their channels are being shut down.

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So even though there is this semi scientific or maybe not so semi scientific information on what the benefits of cannabidiol oil are, or if you don't know what that is, it's CBD. You may hear it one or the other way, but you just want to be sure wherever you live that it is legal. That's the one thing that you need to check with your city, your county, regardless of how you feel about it or why you feel a certain way or if it should be or shouldn't be. If you are in business, you have to follow the guidelines. And I don't want you to get to a point where you have customers that are banging down your doors because you've gone to local farmers markets or things like that, and then you go to put it online and then all of a sudden, you can't take payment for any of your products, whether that be a sugar scrub, a silk, a bomb, a salt and one of those that I know for certain does.

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That is shopify. So if you use Shopify, if you use Square for your payment processing, if you use what's the other one can't think of it, it'll come to me and I'll put it in the blog, but hopefully this is helpful for you. So we were doing a spotlight on CBD Oil, also known as cannabidio Oil. If you don't know how to pronounce it, because I didn't know how to pronounce it. You can type it in Google.

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Everybody goes to the Google, right? You can type it in Google and say how to pronounce. Trust me, I did not know how to pronounce it before I went live. And it will give you a recording of how to pronounce cannabidio. Say it with me.

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Cannabidiol oil. And if anything else, it gives you a chance to really take stock in the ingredients that you are using and really understanding how your consumer base is going to be looking for or how to respond when your consumer base is coming towards you saying, hey, do you offer? I do a lot of live streams with my products and I can't tell you how many times people ask for products with black seed oil, products with CBD Oil, do you make a salve? Do you make something for acne cleansing or clearing or anything like that? So you being aware of what people are now looking for, the information that is currently out there.

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Not everything that you find is 100% accurate. And I will leave links on the blog for you to do some additional research. But go beyond that. Do a poll of your community, find out what it is that they're looking for in the various ingredients. And if you offer it and if you don't offer it, are you able to legally offer it if it's something that you want to do?

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So I'm Zakia of Soap ladies, I am going to step down off of this soapbox and you can always find more information right here on Live Soapschool.com. I'll talk to you all soon. And here in the United States, we are celebrating Memorial Day. So take a moment to really, really identify any of those fallen soldiers. Everybody has someone in their family that has served or has fallen in the line of duty, so we want to take time to recognize them as well.

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Curtis Brooks is joining as we are streaming down. So this was just a really quick broadcast on CBD Oil. I am looking at a couple of new ingredients to introduce and CBD Oil was one that really, really caught my attention. And as I started doing the research on it, it would be very difficult for me to introduce that brand new product with the way my online store is set up because it's not allowed. And also with the marketing of it, it would become very difficult.

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So this is for other soap makers that are out there. And you've heard CBD oil. You've heard cannabidio oil. There's all kinds of rumors on all the forums. The best advice that I can give any of you is to do your own research and it doesn't just stop with Google.

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Do more than Google. Reach out to whoever your payment processor is. Reach out to whoever is hosting your website, because they may have some really fine print some really, really fine print that says, if you post this particular product, we will not be able to host your store anymore. So weigh out the pros and the cons and see if it's something that you really want to offer. And if it's something that you really want to offer, figure figure out how you can do it legally.

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Bye, guys.


The Benefits of CBD Oil in Soap

In addition to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, CBD oil can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin by protecting it from environmental stressors. It could also make a wonderful addition to homemade soap. The natural, healing properties of CBD oil can be used to benefit the skin in a wide variety of ways.

It has also been shown to have a beneficial effect on leaving the skin looking younger and smoother because of the protection that it offers against environmental damage.

Additionally, CBD oil is rich in antioxidants, which can help to nourish the skin and keep it looking youthful and healthy Moreover, the potential benefits of CBD oil don’t just stop at physical health; this natural remedy has been found to have a great effect on mental wellbeing too. It’s no wonder that CBD oil is becoming an increasingly popular choice when it comes to natural remedies.

Different uses of CBD oil in homemade products

With all of CBD’s potential, why wouldn’t you consider using CBD oil in a balm, lotion or body butter since these products are meant to stay on the skin for a longer period of time than soaps and washes? Soaps and wash-off products are simple, but perhaps you would be more inclined to use CBD oil in stay on products.

CBD infused oil

Massage Oils and Body Butters would be great candidates for Infused CBD Oil

It has been demonstrated that CBD oil, when combined with other traditional treatments and therapies, can provide significant relief to many individuals, including pain management and anxiety reduction. It has been shown that CBD oil provides significant relief when used in conjunction with other traditional treatments and therapies.

From boosting moods to reducing chronic pain, there’s no question why CBD oil and its healing qualities are becoming an increasingly popular choice among people, and it’s easy to see why.

Three things to keep in mind before putting CBD Oil in soap

Prior to integrating CBD into your product line, there are three crucial considerations for you to consider before incorporating CBD into your product line and they include investing in quality CBD ingredients, formulating new recipes as well as marketing and promotion.

  1. Is CBD legal to use in your soap?
  2. Will your payment processor shut you down for selling products containing CBD oil or hemp seed oil?
  3. How will you label it to avoid making medical claims?

Proper Labeling is Essential

If you determine that you will start to make products with CBD oil or Hemp oil as an ingredient be very mindful of your product claims. Marie Gale has a great book that I highly recommend to help you stay in compliance with labeling your bath and body products.

Here are some additional links for more information on CBD oil and it’s benefits.

Where CBD is legal and more information

DEA Guidance on CBD 

Benefits of CBD oil

Alternative Payment Processors that allow CBD products

What do you think?

Is this new ingredient worth adding to your recipes? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time…

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